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18 March 2024

(London, 18/03/24), The FAIRR initiative, a collaborative investor network backed by investors managing over $70 trillion of assets, has announced Claire Berson as its new Executive Director. She will take up her role from 2nd April 2024.

Founded by Jeremy Coller in 2015, FAIRR is the fastest growing global investor network by assets under management. It provides market data, research, tools and engagements to help investors understand material environmental, social and governance risks and opportunities in the global food sector. Its ground-breaking work includes the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index and the Coller FAIRR Climate Risk Tool, among other resources.

Ms. Berson is the former Executive Director of the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), an international investor-focused not-for-profit which mobilises the $100 trillion bond market towards climate change solutions, where she oversaw its global expansion across more than 20 countries with over 200 global partners. In her new role, Claire will be responsible for driving forward the FAIRR vision, leading the FAIRR team to deliver high quality research, tools and engagements for the benefit of its more than 400 investor members.

Jeremy Coller, Founder and Chair of FAIRR, said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Claire on board. Her experience growing and managing a global network of investors focused on mobilising capital to invest in the climate transition makes her an ideal leader of our talented executive team. I’m excited to work with Claire as we support investors to drive change by engaging as shareholders with companies in the global food supply chain – from protein producers to global retailers – on ESG risks ranging from climate and pollution to labour issues and antimicrobial resistance. In doing so, we aim to harness the power of capital markets to build a more sustainable and equitable food system, one that can deliver food security without breaching planetary boundaries.”

Claire Berson, newly appointed Executive Director of FAIRR, said:

“The global food system is experiencing unparalleled challenges, and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to build on FAIRR’s influential work. From net zero to nature solutions, water use to working conditions, sustainability factors are increasingly material to the future of food – and I look forward to working with the FAIRR team to ensure investors are in a position to understand and act on these issues.”

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About FAIRR 

The FAIRR Initiative is a collaborative investor network, founded by Jeremy Coller, with a membership of $70 trillion in collective assets of support. FAIRR works with institutional investors to define the material ESG issues linked to intensive livestock and fish farming systems and provide them with the tools necessary to integrate this information into their asset stewardship and investment decisions. This includes the Coller FAIRR Index, the world’s first comprehensive assessment of the largest global animal protein companies on environmental, social and governance issues. Visit and follow @FAIRRInitiative.